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Taylor Swift attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2019 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will open next week's Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single "ME!" Swift released the colorful, upbeat song Friday morning, ending the weekslong search the pop star set off when she teased fans with clues about a new project. She will kick off the...
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This cover image released by Warner Bros. Records and TIDAL shows "Originals," a release of music from the late pop icon Prince. The album will be available on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming platform exclusively for two weeks starting June 7 and the album will be widely available on June 21. (Warner Bros. Records and TIDA via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June. The 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U," the No. 1 hit for Sinéad O'Connor; "The Glamorous Life," Sheila E.'s signature song and Top 10 pop hit; and Kenny...
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A temporary NFL neon sign joins the permanent ones along Broadway as preparation continues for the NFL Draft Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The NFL Draft is scheduled to be held Thursday through Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 24, 2019 - 1:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band. With turnout expected for each...
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In this Saturday, April 20, 2019, photo provided by Katch Silva, Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney pose for a photo in New Orleans. The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in front of close friends and family, a representative for Carney told The Associated Press on Sunday. (Katch Silva via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married. The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of close friends and family, a representative for Carney told The Associated Press on Sunday. Among those...
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April 17, 2019 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Salah are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. The other cover stars also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and actors Sandra Oh and...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2019, file photo, actor Ben Affleck attends the world premiere of "Triple Frontier" at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 17, 2019 - 5:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, April 15, 2019, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. Franklin, 76, died at her home in Detroit on Aug. 16, 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award...
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a bill into law that replaces two statues in a U.S. Capitol display with statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country musician Johnny Cash, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. The governor was joined by friends and family of Bates and Cash. They will replace statues of attorney Uriah Milton Rose and former Gov. and Sen. James Paul Clarke. (AP Photo/Hannah Grabenstein)
April 11, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and country singer Johnny Cash — two of Arkansas' most celebrated icons — are headed to Washington, D.C., to represent the state in a U.S. Capitol display. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed into law a bill that will swap out...
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In this undated photo provided by Westfield Public Schools in Westfield, N.J., Dr. Derrick Nelson, the principal of Westfield High School in Westfield, N.J. is shown. Family members tell NJ.com that Nelson died Sunday, April 6, 2019, after slipping into a coma in February while donating bone marrow to a 14-year-old boy in France. Nelson was 44 years old. (Westfield Public Schools via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 5:04 pm
WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school principal who had agreed to donate bone marrow to a 14-year-old stranger in France has died, weeks after he lapsed into a coma during the procedure, his family said. Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson, 44, told the school's newspaper that...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight against a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state’s GOP-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 9:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. According to the Tennessee Equality Project,...
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